In an interview with Phoenix New Times, Skinny Puppy mastermind cEvin Key revealed that the name of their latest album, Weapon, was inspired by the fact that they found out their music was used by the US government as a torture device in Guantanamo Bay.
Key explains, “We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people. We heard that our music was used on at least four occasions. So we thought it would be a good idea to make an invoice to the U.S. government for musical services, thus the concept of the record title, Weapons.”
Key did lament the situation, explaining that finding out this information made him feel, “Not too good. We never supported those types of scenarios. … Because we make unsettling music, we can see it being used in a weird way. But it doesn’t sit right with us.”
Weapon came out in 2013 and can be purchased on iTunes. READ MORE
Electronic industrial masters Skinny Puppy have announced a full N. American tour that will kick off in late January 2014 and stretch through early March. The group will be touring in support of their latest album Weapon as well as the reissue of 2004′s The Greater Wrong Of The Right, which will finally have its release on vinyl. Remastered and pressed as heavy weight vinyl in a gatefold jacket with a digital download card enclosed. The reissue will be released January 28th, 2014 via Metropolis Records. Head on down for tour dates. READ MORE
Industrial group Skinny Puppy has announced that they will be releasing their new album Weapon on May 28th via Metropolis Records. Song titles include “wornin”, “illisiT”, “gLowbeL”, “tsudanama”, and “salvo”. The full album artwork can be viewed below.
Covalist niVek ohGr comments, “The human animal is a ‘weapon’. Every action and thought, conceived then carried out; whether political, physical or spiritual, has the potential to cause harm and misery; just as the same action, not underwritten with fear and misinformation, but carried by only positive intent would have the opposite effect.” READ MORE
Skinny Puppy are less than a week away from releasing hanDover, their latest studio album, and even though we here at BD Music know you’re going to be all about it, we still want to give you a taste! So, having said that, you can listen to Icktums (track six from hanDover), a brooding and dark electronic soundscape, after the jump.
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Revolvermag.com scored an exclusive premiere of Village, a new Skinny Puppy song off their upcoming album hanDover. The 14th studio album from the group will be released on Oct. 25th, so make sure to preorder your copy! By the way, you should all keep an eye on BD Music as we’ve got some fun Skinny Puppy stuff in the works for you readers! Care to guess what it might be?
Check after the jump to hear the song!
Industrial legends Skinny Puppy have announced October 25th as the release date for their 14th studio album hanDover. After the jump, you can check out the official track list as well as read quotes from Ogre and Key.
Okay, is it just me or does it look like these hands are about to produced the most terrifying Hadouken ever? I would not want to be M. Bison and see that aimed at me.
It’s widely known that the readers of Bloody Disgusting have their opinions about the SAW series. Whether you love it, hate it, or couldn’t care less, you can’t deny that the SAW films are capable of eliciting a reaction from viewers; but what about the reaction it gets from listeners? Every SAW film has a pretty intense soundtrack to match, and the wide usage of hard rock and heavy metal across all the releases is perfect for Bloody Disgusting readers. Here’s my rank of all seven films’ soundtracks from worst to best – but I’ll leave the actual movies talk up to you guys.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an awesome Top 10 Horror Movie list from none other than Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy, Ohgr, Repo! The Genetic Opera)! Not content to send us his Top 10 list, Ogre also added ‘honorable mentions’ AND ‘guilty pleasures’ categories. One thing is for certain, this man loves his horror. Check it all out after the jump!
Make sure to check out the new Ohgr
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Skinny Puppy‘s Ogre and Mark Walk are preparing to unleash the fourth ohGr studio album, ‘Undeveloped‘, on May 10th. Ogre has stated that ‘Undeveloped‘ has a “soft theme of distorted sexuality”. Yeah, consider me hooked. Check out the album artwork below and check after the jump for a pretty horrific picture of Ogre and a track entitled ‘Welcome To Collidoskope‘.
Hollywood’s standout theatrical rockers, Black Veil Brides and Toronto’s most visually stunning and musically exciting band, The Birthday Massacre (review HERE
), will team up to melt faces across the United States on a twenty city co-headlining tour this fall. They’ll be making stops in Atlanta, Houston, Anaheim and Seattle. Currently headlining shows throughout the US on their “Entertainment or Death” tour, the Black Veil Brides are riding high on the success of their chart topping debut album, We Stitch These Wounds, which came in at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Independent at the time of album’s release. Currently headlining a UK tour as well as a coming off a successful East Coast sweep, The Birthday Massacre have been reaping heaps of critical praise for their recently released fourth album Pins and Needles on Metropolis Records which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Supporting acts on the tour will be Dommin and Aural Vampire.
Black Veil Brides was formed in 2006 when 15-year-old vocalist, Andy Six, began seeking players to create a vision of a modern day heavy metal band, combining the theatrics and passion of Misfits, Motley Crue, and Kiss, with lyrical content that pertains to the downtrodden outcasts of society. With a goal of bringing back the community and passion that was once so prevalent in rock and roll, he moved to LA in 2009 recruiting Ashley Purdy (bass), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (lead guitar), and Christian Coma (drums). With passionate hook-laden instrumentals and lyrics of hope and strength, Black Veil Brides quickly gained a dedicated following of fans averaging over 10,000 plays a day on the band’s MySpace and 13 million views of their first video for their single, “Knives and Pens”.
Undoubtedly one of the most visually stunning and musically exciting bands to grace the scene in a long time, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE have unleashed the video for the first single “In The Dark” from their upcoming album Pins And Needles (release date: September 14, 2010 via Metropolis Records). Independently produced, directed, filmed and everything else needed to bring their unique, singular vision to the screen by the band, members of Rue Morgue, and their friends, the epically arresting video premiered at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear that took place last weekend in Toronto.
‘I LOVE this song. I love it, I love it, I love it,” says vocalist Chibi of the song. “The chorus gets inside my head and plays over and over. I love some of the bitterness of the lyrics here, but to such a pretty melody. To me this song is about how fragile we all are, and how callous some people can be, about how even if you’re with someone and technically you aren’t alone – that can still be one of the loneliest places.’
Once in a while, I come out of my shell and decide to cut loose for an evening. Being that I’m not really into the whole sports bar scene or the house party idea, I make my way to a little place in Southeast Michigan called Necto
for Factory Monday. It’s a night devoted to Industrial, EBM and Synthpop and is reminiscient to the dance scene at the beginning of Blade, sans the blood of course.
Anyways, I bring this up because I expect the new Front Line Assembly album, ‘Improvised Electronic Device’, to become a staple there, be it remixes or originals. Check after the jump for a full review.
Bloody-Disgusting is very excited to bring you an exclusive, in-depth interview with Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Delerium, ex-Skinny Puppy)! I spoke to Bill about everything from the new album to plans for touring to horror as an influence. One thing I can definitely tell you is that this man has a love for the horror genre!
Front Line Assembly has a new album coming out called ‘Improvised. Electronic. Device.’ on June 22nd. Make sure to check out FLA at their official MySpace
and keep an eye out for a Bloody-Disgusting review of the new album coming soon!